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Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington (Self Guided), Wellington

Wellington is considered the artistic capital of New Zealand. You will find many art galleries with amazing, mysterious and challenging displays. The collections are mainly of contemporary art. Take the tour below to visit some of the best art galleries in Wellington.
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Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Tattoo Museum
  • Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
  • City Gallery
  • Avid Gallery
  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • Millwood Gallery
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National Tattoo Museum

1) National Tattoo Museum

The National Tattoo Museum is a very unique museum in the South Pacific region. You get to see exhibitions of famous traditional Maori Tattoo, which brought international recognition to the country. There are collections dating back to 4,000 B.C. and also contemporary tattoo art.

Operation hours: Daily 12 pm - 5:30 pm (until 8 pm on Friday & Saturday).
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Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

2) Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space was founded in 2000. It is a small gallery owned by an artist. Its temporary exhibitions are of contemporary work by young and well-known New Zealand artists, displaying mostly avant-garde art.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday 11 am - 4 pm.
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City Gallery

3) City Gallery

The City Gallery in Wellington was first opened in 1980 in a different building. Built in 1940 in an Art Deco style, the gallery's current building originally housed the Wellington Public Library. The Gallery is set in the Civic Square. There you will see the best exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand art, as well as work done by international artists. The art displayed in its temporary exhibitions is extraordinary, and both challenges and captivates the visitors.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am — 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Avid Gallery

4) Avid Gallery

The City Gallery Wellington is an art gallery in Wellington. It was first opened in 1980 in a different building.

City Gallery mounts a changing programme of exhibitions and does not have a collection.

The education programmes focuses on delivery to primary and secondary schools in the Wellington region and nationally.

The facade of the building features ‘Fault’ an artwork by Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere, which was launched in 1994.

Built in 1940 in an Art Deco style, the gallery's current building originally housed the Wellington Public Library - replacing the original red brick City Library building of 1893. In 1991 the Library moved into a new Wellington Public Library next door.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Academy of Fine Arts

5) Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts is located in a historic building, in the center of Wellington. Its goal is to support the development of fine arts in New Zealand and to preserve works of art by local artists. It hosts original exhibitions of outstanding New Zealand artists throughout the year.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
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Millwood Gallery

6) Millwood Gallery

Millwood Gallery is located in the historic Tinakori Road Shopping Village. The gallery showcases a wide variety of works by New Zealand artists. The gallery also offers authentic paintings, prints and etchings for sale.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.

Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Wellington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand can be a perfect place to entertain your entire family. There are several playgrounds around the city and unique museums about the life of this remote archipelago. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular children's attractions in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Museums Walking Tour of Wellington

Museums Walking Tour of Wellington

Wellington has several museums that offer a deep understanding of the culture and traditions of its people. This self-guided tour will lead you through the museums of Wellington, museums which reveal the history and culture of New Zealand.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings

Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings

Mount Victoria is a hill, 196 meters high, in Wellington. It offers incredible views of the sea and the city, and there are some very popular attractions at its foot. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most special places of this part of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand is a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean that was isolated from the rest of the world for many centuries. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city rich in history and culture as it is populated by immigrants from around the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through some of the outstanding landmarks of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Historic Churches Walking Tour

Historic Churches Walking Tour

When immigrants first arrived in New Zealand they brought their beliefs. Most of the first settlers were Christians. The second church built in Wellington, in 1855, still stands today and is a great historic site. This self-guided tour will help you explore the churches and other religious monuments of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Wellington Shopping Tour

Wellington Shopping Tour

Wellington can satisfy almost any shopping desire with its huge variety of shops. You can find fantastic and unique items here. For instance, there are many local designer shops where you will find stylists who can help you create your own specific wardrobe. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best shops in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles